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Call them “machonurin.” Two members of the Senate’s so-called “macho bloc” have expressed willingness to support a bill that would protect battered husbands.
Tropical Depression “Emong” turned into a storm on Tuesday, enhancing the southwest monsoon and bringing moderate to heavy rains over large parts of the country, weathermen said Tuesday.
The National Democratic Front, the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), has ruled out “localized peace talks,” the government’s preferred method of negotiations to deal with the decades-old communist insurgency.
A poll watchdog has asked the Ombudsman to investigate three commissioners of the Commission on Elections led by its chairman, Sixto Brillantes Jr., for culpability in the “serious glitches” that marred the recent elections.
It’s that time of year again of massive flooding and traffic jams, and in the midst of it all President Aquino called an emergency meeting on Tuesday to assess yet again Metro Manila’s preparedness to deal with the monumental mess during a heavy rain.
After the outburst of public anger, amplified by official outrage orchestrated by an unpopular government, Taiwan is sounding less bellicose these days. Perhaps President Ma Ying-Jeou and his advisers think they have forced the Philippines into a corner. They would be wrong.
Getting from Katipunan to Greenhills took two-and-a-half hours. This was early evening of Monday. It had been raining intermittently in the afternoon—not furious downpours but relatively light ones. When I left Katipunan, it was only drizzling. It was a breeze getting through the street, but when I got to the bridge just past Ateneo everything stood still.
Whatever it was that motivated our colleagues and students at the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration to name their college—the academic program itself, and not just the building—after their esteemed alumnus and former dean, Cesar E.A. Virata, I am quite sure it had nothing to do with the pledge of an endowment. Though he has rich and powerful friends, Virata himself has kept a low profile and is known to live modestly. But, more important, as far as I know, UP does not confer honor in exchange for money.
The furor did not die instantly, and the issue on rape being the subject of jokes will rankle as long as rape continues to be made a laughing matter. There have been discussions, reflections and reactions in print and online (not much on TV where the cause of the furor belongs) on the rape joke that was heard and laughed at by thousands in a live concert and later viewed with shock online.
Even in ordinary, everyday life, missed deadlines are no trifling matter. When something is not done or delivered or paid for at the agreed-upon time, there are consequences. A student who turns in a late assignment runs the risk of a failing grade. A bounced check can land its issuer in court for estafa. A business supplier unable to produce the required goods under contract faces legal liabilities. And employees habitually tardy at completing their tasks may find themselves out of work sooner or later.
The transportation department hopes to conclude negotiations with contractor Takenaka Corp. of Japan next week so that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 may be fully operational by the first quarter of 2014.
Property giant Ayala Land Inc. plans to offer as much as P21 billion in long-term domestic retail bonds, to raise fresh funds for “general” corporate purposes.
The Philippine government is planning to issue inflation-linked peso bonds to fund part of its deficit this year, taking advantage of the slow rise in consumer prices to secure cheap funding.
The local stock barometer surged sharply Tuesday, retesting the 6,500 level although in thin trade, as the recent depreciation of the peso was seen boosting local consumer spending and corporate profits.
Solving Mindanao’s power crisis and pursuing projects to bolster the local tourism sector should be the Aquino administration’s top priorities if it hopes to achieve “inclusive” economic growth in the Philippine countryside.
In a season where the majority of teams are in transition with new coaches taking the helm and star players moving on, one thing remains possible in NCAA Season 89: The chance of another San Beda romp come October.
Despite its victory in the Asean Basketball League, there’s no guarantee that San Miguel Beer will represent the country in the Fiba Asia Champions Cup this September in Jordan.
Filipino Edrin Dapudong got his vindication Saturday night by knocking out South African champion Gideon Buthelezi in the first round to capture the International Boxing Organization junior bantam-weight title at Emperor’s Palace Resort and Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa.
MIAMI Heat coach Erik Spoelstra yesterday said they lost and fell behind the San Antonio Spurs (3-2) in the current NBA Finals because they “failed to take control.”
Rupert Zaragosa completed his domination of the Philippine Amateur Closed championship field by breaking par for the fourth straight day with a 1-under 71 to cap an eight-shot win over Rico Hoey at Sherwood Hills here.
Casa Tesoro was a stately home on A. Mabini Street in Ermita when the district and its surrounding arrabales like Malate were enclaves of landed gentry with second homes. The mansion was built as a vacation house and once marked a whole neighborhood’s genteel and patrician identity.
The expat life may sound exciting to most, but to trailing spouses, the thought of giving up one’s career and comfort zone is daunting. There are those, however, who have managed this life change well—and one of those is cross-border “wife-trepreneur” Valerie Villar Zayco.
He processes thoughts through images, weaving visual narratives in imitation Hermès scarves, for instance, or locking in cultural history in a perfume bottle.
A package of P8,000 for an unlimited number of personal training sessions in a month is good deal. But that’s not the only reason professional and collegiate athletes, weekend warriors, and celebrities are flocking to Focus Athletics.
The prohibitive costs of hospitalization and medical care have prompted many Filipinos—the average worker earning below the minimum wage, just over P300 a day before deductions—to self-medicate, not knowing that the price they pay for self-diagnosis might in fact cost them their lives.
She’s been in the industry for over 30 years; Zsa Zsa Padilla feels she has nothing left to prove as a singer. She sees the scene constantly evolving, and what makes a successful Original Pilipino Music (OPM) artist now is different from what it took in the early 1980s, when her song “Kahit Na” became a hit.
Actor-restaurateur Marvin Agustin on his love for cooking: “While growing up, I would always see my parents cooking in the kitchen. It was something they enjoyed doing together.
Speaking like the grizzled veteran of countless skirmishes on Boulevard de la Croisette that he was, Filipino filmmaker Tikoy Aguiluz told a skeptical neophyte: “The pink press ID is the best badge in Cannes.”
Backstage in conversation with Sierra Boggess, one of my costars in the “4Stars” concert (series in Tokyo and Osaka, with Sierra, Ramin Karimloo, and Yu Shirota), the term “show pony” came up. The term was coined by her “Love Never Dies” director, Jack O’Brien, to describe certain people.
The whispers are getting louder: Hunky Heartthrob has hooked a new closeted benefactor, High-profile Politico, who’s rich and wields considerable power.